Google must face lawsuit alleging hiring bias against conservatives, judge rules

Jun 8 32 Comments

“the suit, which argues Google’s hiring practices are biased against white and Asian people, conservatives, and men, will move ahead after surviving a dismissal motion from the company. In a statement, the law firm representing the plaintiffs said the suit will now move into the discovery phase.”

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/6/7/18656869/google-conservative-hiring-bias-lawsuit-dismissal-discovery

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Twitter Oomnj
    If it’s bias to be more diverse, then it’s good to be biased
    Jun 8 11
    • Twitter Oomnj
      It’s about expanding opportunities outside of your immediate network to historically underrepresented groups. A lot of talent gets missed because people didn’t use to do it
      Jun 8
    • Amazon uksnsjs
      My skin is yellow and I am Asian but companies like Google who consider me will judge me by the color of my skin and race and not know that I came from poverty / East Oakland
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      Diversity = upper class black, Latino, and female kids
      Jun 8
    • LinkedIn boringdude
      The people I see least in my team are whites
      Jun 8
    • New / Eng
      🔥HODL🔥

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      @Microsoft Blind should not allow people to like their own posts/comments to begin with.
      Jun 9
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    Over 70 % of the NBA is one race. Sounds like they need some diversity and inclusion. I sure hope the people who are advocating d & I for tech will do the same for the nba.
    Jun 8 0
  • New / Eng pipiper
    They are biased. There are way more opportunities trying to force minorities into tech. It should be equal for everyone not biased to have a certain ratio of races.
    Jun 8 5
    • Twitter Oomnj
      So you think if it’s mostly asian and white men there is nothing wrong?
      Jun 8
    • New eeess
      do you think it’s wrong that there are predominately mostly latino men doing tree trimming? what about Africans driving taxis and uber’s? What about women teaching and nursing?
      Jun 8
    • @twitter you think there is something wrong that NFL has like no Asian men in it?
      Jun 8
    • New / Eng pipiper
      @oomnj that's just the people that were most interested in pursuing it. There is nothing stopping other races or women to go to school and get hired like everyone else.
      Jun 8
    • If it’s not reflecting the computer science grad ratio, then there is a problem

      If not then there is no problem
      Jun 8
  • Not shocking at all.
    Jun 8 0
  • Trulioo ama123zon
    I don’t get why Tech has to be diverse. If it is predominantly asians and caucasians who clear their interview process, what’s wrong with the disproportions?

    As for conservatives bias, I’ve never heard Google ask for political stance, how the hell would they know that? Unless by conservative bias you mean stating clear homophobic or racist views or something, in which case Google is right to not hire. That stuff is poison in the workplace
    Jun 8 2
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      Someone could potentially have internships or experiences relating to politics. For example, I have a friend who got offers from Facebook and an alphabet subsidiary who interned for a congressman.
      Jun 8
    • Intel D’s🥜
      ^Don’t even think of blaming one company when our government is structured to create a revolving door
      Jun 10
  • Oracle Dplaner
    Heard nowadays that MSFT won’t hire or promote if you are - Asian and Male. Is it true? Thinking of reaching out for a position in Azure
    Jun 8 2
    • Google DocStrange
      Lol no that’s false.
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      No but there are financial incentives for diversity so take that as you will
      Jun 8
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    Equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome.
    Jun 8 0
  • Apple GVYj26
    Google biased? Really? /s
    Jun 8 0
  • Apple palla
    Google already said they believe in doing no evil. I don’t know what we are discussing here for!
    Jun 9 0
  • Apple purifier
    I never been asked which political view I have during interviews. BS
    Jun 8 0
  • Apple purifier
    The article says “In legal filings, Google has disputed that conservatives are an identifiable class under the law. In a decision, the judge on the case said the court “indeed has doubts” about the viability of the idea, but it is, for the time being, letting the case move ahead.”. In other words more money for lawyers and Google will most likely win since no one can demonstrate the bias.
    Jun 8 1
    • Or that subsection of the lawsuit will be thrown out. There's significant evidence of discrimination against Asians. Specifically in stem jobs.
      Jun 9